Eating Our Way To Hilo

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My disclaimer for the next post: I’m the type of person who plans my vacation around meals. I like to get suggestions from friends and family who have lived or visited there, and if all else fails, I turn to Yelp or Twitter. There’s nothing I hate more than being forced into “just grabbing something” at the nearest open restaurant. It’s like giving up! If […]

Adventures in Kealakekua Bay

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My first morning waking up in the mountains of South Kona and the stillness of the forest outside was almost overwhelming when compared with the city of Honolulu I’d left behind. Huge, stately ohia trees reached up to the sky with lush, green ferns and colored hibiscus flowers scattered throughout canopy below. A little bird sat chirping away in the window, looking confused as to […]

Stepping back in time…

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I arrived in Kona late in the evening, and I was a tad disappointed that I hadn’t thought better about timing my flight. I had done my research on which side of the plane would give me the best perspective coming into the landing (right side, I was told) and I always love that first moment when you see the black lava fields coming into […]

Wine Lover’s Guide to Honolulu

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While many think of beer (or sake) as the beverage of choice in Hawaii, you may be surprised to hear just how many spots there are for wine lovers in Honolulu. Wine Bars Restaurants Amuse Wine Bar – Self-service wine tastings (sold by the ounce) are accessed by a wine card purchased from the bar – Mon & Wed you can purchase a $50 value […]

Hawaii Island Bound!

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One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to do more traveling within Hawaii. When I was growing up on Maui, I don’t think I truly learned to appreciate the islands. I was always pining to be somewhere else – living in New York City, spending holidays in Paris, or taking extended trips around the globe. I’ve lived in Hawaii all my life, yet […]